Former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight has again shared his belief that the late Tupac Shakur is not dead. TMZ caught up with Knight earlier this week outside of 1OAK as he proceeded to take part in a rant that touched on Tupac, Puff Daddy, why he thinks Pac is still alive, and more.
According to Knight, part of the reason why he believes Tupac is alive is because someone came forward to confess to shooting the rapper, but was never arrested. He also went on to call Puff Daddy a “bitch ass” and questioned why people would question his involvement in Tupac’s death when “every rat” says it was Puff who had the late rapper killed.
“One thing people gotta realize. It’s mothafuckas born and raised out here,” Knight said. “You supposed to respect the mothafuckas that live out here. Cause right now we got a lot of out-of-towners living out here and they ain’t said nothing about it. You’ll have a mothafucka walk down the street and say ‘Suge Knight killed Tupac.’ When everybody know off the top I ain’t the nigga that killed Tupac. I’m the nigga that protected Tupac.
“But at the same time bitch ass Puffy can get him a mothafuckin star and every rat in the world say he’s the one who killed Tupac, or had him shot,” he added. “You get what I mean? But if you noticed it was a rat on television saying he the one did the shooting. This happened, that happened, this happened, that happened, right? If you think about it, right? Why you think nobody been arrested if they said they the one killed Tupac…Because Tupac not dead. Tupac not dead, nigga. If he was dead they’d be arresting those dudes for murder. You know he somewhere smoking a Cuban cigar on an island somewhere.”
Knight also criticized what he referred to as “Hollywood rappers” and boasted on not being a snitch, during his rant.
“Everybody know one thing about me. I don’t care [about] any nigga in Hollywood, any nigga on the streets,” he said. “Especially Hollywood rappers. We get our paperwork and see what all we ever been arrested for. I guarantee you it’s never been nothing for me but straight real shit and violence…I ain’t never in my life told. You know, I’m the mothafucka when people ask me if I know who killed Tupac—and not saying Tupac’s dead or alive. I’m saying if they asked me if I know who killed Tupac, I’m the nigga that said ‘Aye, absolutely not.’ You know what I mean? I don’t get down like that.”
During an interview with Los Angeles radio station 93.5 KDay over two years ago, Knight expressed his belief that Tupac might not be dead due to the fact that no one saw his body and he was immediately cremated following his death.
“Maybe the question is Pac really not dead. Pac’s somewhere else,” Knight said. “I mean it’s the truth if you really look at it…Nobody seen Tupac dead. The thing is this the person who supposedly cremated Tupac, his mother wanted done quickly, he passed. So this guy got about three million dollars personally from me, cash. And next thing I know I never heard from the guy or seen him again.”